The best South Indian food is prepared in home kitchens. No restaurant or hotel can match the love and care that goes in to feeding the family. Family recipes, passed down through the generations are as numerous as the households of India, and each cook has individual specialties. Here, puffy white idlis are prepared from a fermented batter of ground rice and and black lentils. Steamed in special trays, idlis are eaten with coconut chutney and and a thick lentil and shallot soup called sambar as a light and healthy breakfast. Our February 2012 tour of Tamil Nadu will delve deeply into the foods and techniques of these masters of South Indian cooking.
Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils, was dominated by the Dravidian culture for 2500 years. The cuisine is distinctly different from that of the north, and is based primarily on rice rather than wheat and an abundant use of coconut. With a largely vegetarian population like much of India, Tamil Na...Read More
Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple in South India, Hinduism’s grandest citadel to the goddess, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus the world over and one of the most famous temples in India. This temple, centuries old and hand carved out of granite, covers an area of 16.5 acres. In Mad...Read More
An invitation to join Jasmine Grace on a Vedic Adventure in South India from Nov 29 to Dec 10, 2017. “On my upcoming fifth trip to India, I feel it is a deep honor to guide beautiful beings through the soul-stirring and beautiful land of India. In true Dandapani style, this is no ordinary yoga&he...Read More
Every year I conduct a retreat in Asia which is open to the public. These journeys are opportunities for people to get away from their daily routines, study with me in a deeper way and embark on a journey of self-transformation. In February of 2017 I’ll be guiding a group of individuals on ...Read More